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Oracle 9i Installation Headache!

Darren Etheridge_1
Occasional Contributor

Oracle 9i Installation Headache!

I am trying trying to install Oracle 9i on my rp7410 with a VA7400. After about 30% of the way thru I get the message
"Error writing to file /u01/app/product/oracle/9.2.0/assistants/template/Data_Warehouse.dfj".

If I ignore the above error I get another error about 61% thru:
"Error in invoking target install of makefile /u01/app/product/oracle/9.2.0/plsql/lib/ins/"

I have plenty of disk space on that volume and have plenty of memory in the machine. Has anyone encountered similar problems installing 9i on 11.11? Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation Headache!

Check SHLIB_PATH on the user doing the install, make sure its valid.

make sure nfiles in the kernel is adequate.

Cbeck my post in your original thread.

Steven E Protter
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doug mielke
Respected Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation Headache!

If you get the same error after multiple tries, I'd first ensure that /u01 has available space, (assuming it's aa filesystem) that it is mounted correctly in the correct location, although you'd likely know if it wasn't as / filled up under the /u01 directory.

Check syslog for an error preceeding this one.

Ensure the Eva is presenting all Luns to your server. (check ioscan with an old output, if you have one)

Also check the media. ( try reading the files on another system? )

Artyom Voronchihin
Respected Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation Headache!

Try to increase maxdsiz kernel parameter two times as large.
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T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation Headache!

If it is error writing then it might be like

1.File system full
2.Disk where the file system resides has some problems.

check /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log for any hints

Indira Aramandla
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation Headache!


the reason could be swap space. Do you have the contigous chunk of swap space. A 'Typical Install' of Oracle requires approximately 200Mb of reservable swap space during installation, and creates a 250+Mb SGA which can be moved to swap space if there is insufficient real memory available.

Also check for the space in /tmp

Chekc the environment variables
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Rory R Hammond
Trusted Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation Headache!

Check to see how much space you have /tmp.

You might have to delete old oracle install directories in /tmp before you continue.
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R. Allan Hicks
Trusted Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation Headache!

I didn't install Data Warehouse, so I didn't hit the problem that you have. I take it that you've checked and found no valid reason for the error? Like permissions and file sizes?

I agree with the other folks. You need a clean install in order to sleep at night.

On the second error, I recommend that you open another window go to the makefile /u01/app/product/oracle/9.2.0/plsql/lib/ins/ directory and run

make install -f

Look at the gripe in detail. Oracle has gotten _really_ sloppy with their . I don't recall hitting it, installs. Most of the time you can find a bug in the makefile, or some environment variable that isn't right on the make crashes. Since this is building plsql, this is probably a show stopper.

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